How Safe Are Your Assets?

British scientist and inventor, Joseph Perkins, has unveiled a range of underwear that can protect sperm from the harmful affects of exposure to WiFi and mobile signals.

Heralded by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson as the “underpants for superheroes”, the Wireless Armour boxers use an innovative new technique in the construction of the fabric.

Most men carry their mobile devices in their pockets, or rest a laptop on their laps, so the makers of the Wireless Armour boxers made the undergarments with a silver mesh weave which supposedly protects their sperm count from harmful electromagnetic radiation.

While we live in a world that is largely toxic to our health, there are some natural and easy ways to limit the damage to our reproductive health.

Up to a third of all cases of infertility are linked to low sperm count – medically known as oligospermia – or poor sperm motility, both of which can be easily resolved with, or without, superhero underwear.

A sperm moves by lashing its tail, or flagellum, to propel itself through the female reproductive system. If the sperm doesn’t move in the right direction, or fast enough, to reach the waiting egg, progesterone levels drop and the egg is lost in what becomes the menstrual cycle.

As the sperm’s tail is composed primarily of zinc, supplementation of this mineral can be beneficial. Zinc is also a potent antioxidant and can increase the volume of semen, the liquid in which sperm travels.

Brazil nuts are a good source of the mineral selenium, which supports immunity and helps wounds to heal. It can also help maintain a healthy sperm count. You only need three or four Brazil nuts a day to get all the selenium you require.

In 2013, an Indian research team found that the herb Withania somnifera (traditionally called ashwagandha root), significantly increase sperm count, semen volume and sperm motility.

It was also shown to promote healthy testosterone production and improve overall health, increase vitality and reduces stress and anxiety.

Withania may increase blood levels of thyroxine indicating the herb’s stimulatory effect on the thyroid gland. Withania promotes health by increasing white blood cells, helps the body’s respond to stress and revitalises the body in debilitated conditions.

The Wireless Armour boxers come in front-only panels or you can go the full monty for about the cost of a cheap mobile phone.